I have a Golden Boy in .22LR, I think I paid about $300 for a NIB about 2 years ago. They also have .22 Mag & .17HMR models. Very well made and a smooth action. Quite accurate with the iron sights, even though my eyes prefer optics at my stage in life. It'll feed shorts & CB's also.
I have the regular lever in .22. Nice smooth action. Accurate too. Glad I bought one and I'm thinking of getting the new .357. It's made in America so that's a plus right there. I bought mine from WalMart for a little less than your quoted price.